i was born in genoa, in a city of sea and water, where everything flies. it is a fantastic city. made of stone and water. stone in the historical centre, water on the harbour. and in the water, everything floats, everything flies — from the ships to the cranes — the ships, they do not touch ground, the ships are buoyed. if you look at my age for the trace of what i can call — not style, but coherence, language, vocabulary, i will think about that. and yet here we are in a building that is very much of a certain fashion, the glass. i mean, prince charles has said, "i'm afraid that the building tends very quickly to become unfashionable, tired, outdated, no longer contemporary. within 30 or a0 years, it is ripe for demolition and replacement."